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50 Kent St.
The house was built in 1837 on what is now Kent Street. From the 1860s until its demolition in 1902, it was the home to generations of the Phillips family and the doyenne of the family, Charlotte Foxcroft Phillips. Long time next-door neighbors were the Twichells. George Pierce Twichell boarded at the Phillips house while he was a student circa 1880 and later married Charlotte’s daughter, Charlotte Heywood Phillips. The date of this photo is undetermined and there are no known family configurations that match the people in the photo.

[Courtesy of the Digital Commonwealth (CC BY-NC-ND). From the Brookline Photograph Collection published by the Public Library of Brookline]